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Well hey there!
Thanks for popping in! I suppose you’re reading this “About Me” section so you can learn more about me, huh? Well, I grew up in Canada, and have lived in some pretty crazy places. I moved around a bit over the years and have lived in towns where polar bears stop by to visit and roam the town, and where the two seasons are winter and July. I have lived in a town where autumn comes along and brings the most spectacular colour changes on the trees, then, when October arrives, the town gathers to watch people climb inside massive pumpkins and row them across a lake. I then moved from Eastern Canada all the way out to the other coast. The winters there were mild, the mountains beautiful, and the air fresh.
As hard as it was to pack up and move as a child, saying goodbye to friends and having to start over, I always knew that what lie ahead was a new adventure, full of surprises. Life is an adventure, and if you open your eyes to opportunities and open your mind to new experiences, you will be in for a magnificent time.
Before I graduated high school, I knew I wanted to travel. After having been right across my own country, I was thirsty for more. Canada is amazing, and I do love my country, but I knew that there was so much more of the world to see. So much to learn. With that, I planned my travels.
As soon as my eighteenth birthday rolled around, I sent off my application for a Working Holiday Visa to New Zealand, bought a plane ticket, packed my bags, and left the country six weeks later. It was hard to leave my family, leave behind everything I knew, to head off into that big wide world on my own, but it had to be done.
Weeks turn into months, and it was not long before my first year of travel was complete. The year may have been over, but my travels were not. I spent over two years living and working in Australia, mostly in The Outback, where I even had my blog post “How Australia Broke My Heart” published in the book “Central Station”. It was an incredible experience but unfortunately nothing lasts forever.
Africa was my next destination, travelling from South Africa, north, to Kenya before flying next to the UK where I was able to couchsurf from place to place, visiting friends I had made in my previous travels. My final goal is to see all seven continents, in seven years and I don’t see why this would be unobtainable.
Each new day is a learning experience and I look forward to waking up each morning with a fresh mind that is open and ready to absorb all the new information and experiences possible of the country I am in.
I keep this blog here updated with news about my trip; where I am, what I’m doing, and experiences I have had. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures, and I hope this will encourage you to go out and see the world! It’s a big place.
This is my adventure.